Posts tagged "Video"

DPS: Stop a video at the last frame

By Keith Gilbert

A technique being used by many publishers of content-rich tablet apps such as magazines is to have a video play on the cover or the first page of a feature, and then have the video “freeze” at the last frame. This can be done using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Johannes Henseler first documented…

Read on Gilbert Consulting Blog

Compressing video for use in DPS

By Keith Gilbert for Gilbert Consulting blog

Use the following checklist to ensure that video content is optimized for tablet apps you create with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS).

[ ] Save the video in .mp4 format with .h264 encoding

[ ] Scale and crop the video to the exact size that you want it to play in your DPS app before placing it

Read on Gilbert Consulting Blog

Getting Started Making eBooks with InDesign

Rufus Deuchler helps you leverage your existing InDesign knowledge to quickly gain a foothold in the rapidly expanding world of eBooks. First you’ll learn how to set up an InDesign document that can be smoothly and accurately exported to the EPUB format used by the Kindle and other eBook readers. Then you’ll get simple, nuts-and-bolts advice on working with images, hyperlinks, metadata, and more, as well as tips on how to avoid potential pitfalls. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to create and publish your first eBook!

A few sample episodes are available at the following hyperlinks.

View original post.

Creating eBooks with InDesign


In
Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CS4 & CS5 :An In-Depth Guide to Mastering eBook Production, Gabriel Powell explains all you need to know about creating eBooks from InDesign.

Expert trainer Gabriel Powell takes you through every step in the process of creating an eBook, from setting up the InDesign document to exporting an EPUB file that can be read on a computer, smartphone, Apple iPad, or Sony Reader. You’ll also learn how to edit an eBook, customize its navigation, and create scalable images, as well as how to validate an EPUB file to ensure that it’s error-free and fully compliant with the EPUB specification.

Following are a few videos that have been extracted from the book.

View original post.

What’s inside an EPUB file

In this video, Gabriel Powell tell you what’s inside an EPUB file. If you peek inside an EPUB file, what components can you expect to find, and how they are organized!

Go to Video

This video is an extract from the Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CS4 & CS5 :An In-Depth Guide to Mastering eBook Production.

View original post.

Setting Tabs InDesign

Its so annoying when you see an InDesign document that has been put together with tabs and spaces all over the place. Common everyone lets get the tabs right and then put them into paragraph styles as well. Its not that hard when you see how to use the tab ruler. We do Right indent tabs, leaders and indent to here as well.

Go to original post

Interactive Galleries

InDesign CS5 has a whole bunch of new interactive features. We take a close look at how to use the multi-state objects to create a simple image gallery. We use Adobe Bridge to drag and drop or place images, we also use the new corner effects. But more importantly than that we use the ugliest arrow heads ever.

Jacek Utko designs to save newspapers

Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.

Watch Jacek as he presents at TED.

InDesign CS5: Learn By Video

Adobe InDesign CS5, Learn By Video seems to be an excellent resource to bring yourself up to speed in InDesign. Presented by Russell Viers & Jose Ramos, it contains over 18 hours of videos, along with a nifty companion guide. It’ll teach you how to use essential tools and find your way around. Topics include adding text and graphics, working with color and transparency, creating master pages, using the Layers panel, exporting to EPUB and more.

InDesign Learn By Video

Interactive States in InDesign CS5

Dave Cross is working in InDesign CS5 and in shares a tutorial about working with states and the Adobe Digital Publishing System to create an interactive document.

Go to original post